ELM 2022/1

Anni’s Things by Anti Saar

Kairi Look
ELM 1/2022
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Every new book Anti Saar writes holds a surprise in terms of both topic and style. He has published close to a dozen works; including young...

Help! by Kertu Sillaste

Jaanika Palm
ELM 1/2022
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Kertu Sillaste has already been a familiar name to fans of Estonian children’s literature for more than a decade. After initially illustrat...

The Rooted Garden by Piret Raud

Jaanika Palm
ELM 1/ 2022
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Although The Rooted Garden is a small book in a soft pink color palette, its message is tremendous and provides a feast of food for thought...

The Elephant by Kadri Hinrikus

Jaanika Palm
ELM 1/2022
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Kadri Hinrikus’s books let the brighter side of life shine through, and are ideal for when dark clouds of worry crowd one’s thoughts or unf...

The Sun Script by Rein Raud

Siim Lill
ELM 1/2022
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Rein Raud is an author, philosopher, and Asian Studies scholar whose works never go unnoticed. Raud’s numerous novels serve as a li...

Lucid Dreams by Eva Koff

Silvia Urgas
ELM 1/ 2022
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Eva Koff’s second novel Lucid Dreams is true to its title, exploring a state of lucid dreaming that is so powerful it cannot be separat...

Kai Aareleid
Pacific Ocean

By Kärt Hellerma
ELM 1/2022
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It’s easy to summarize Kai Aareleid’s novel Pacific Ocean in just a few words: Stella, the protagonist, is cheated on by her hu...

Sources of Rubber Glue by Kiwa

Helena Läks
ELM 1/2022
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Kiwa (Jaanus Kivaste) dabbles in an array of creative fields: he is perhaps best known as an artist but is also a composer, curator, p...

The Drawing Room by Juta Kivimäe

Taavi Kangur
ELM 1/ 2022
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Juta Kivimäe’s debut novel The Drawing Room shared first place in the 2021 novel-writing competition organized by the Estonian Writ...

Love in a Hopless Place

By Andrei Hvostov
ELM 1/2022
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Loone Ots, Love Loone Ots’s debut novel won first place in the Estonian Writers’ Union’s 2021 Fiction Contest. Reviewing Loone Ot...

Love by Loone Ots

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2022
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5:07 a.m.SALME The snow has compacted into dense drifts. I have to lift my short legs high with every step and bring them down with full...

On Life and Love, Continuously

By Jan Kaus
ELM 1/2022
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In Estonia, an interesting cultural discussion is underway, prompted by a call to celebrate Estonian Literature Day. The proposed date is J...

Anja Salokannel’s 30,000 Grains of Barley

By Veronika Kivisilla
ELM 1/2022
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Anja Esteri Salokannel (b. 1947) is a celebrated Finnish publisher, author, and translator who has received the Order of the White Rose...

Andrei Ivanov: Real Writing Is Disturbing

By Ilona Martson
ELM 1/2022
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Russian-Estonian writer Andrei Ivanov lives with his wife and son in a Soviet-era apartment block on the outskirts of Estonia’s capital. He...